Federal Member for Flynn Colin Boyce has encouraged eligible Flynn organisations to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) for the Australian Government’s 2022-23 Volunteer Grants.
Mr Boyce said there are a wide range of extraordinary volunteer organisations in Flynn.
“The Flynn electorate has men’s sheds that do a wonderful job of providing men in our community with a wide range of services, aiming to improve the health and well-being of members. Rural fire brigades that are out there focused on protecting rural Queensland, which represents 93% of the state’s land area. Community sport and active recreation clubs that play a pivotal role in making physical activity opportunities accessible to all Australians.” Mr Boyce said.
“By dedicating their time and effort to helping others, our volunteers are the backbone of society. These are Australians who are resilient, selfless, and work hard to make our community a better place to live.
“Volunteering also provides an effective pathway to get people into jobs, helps to break down the barriers of marginalisation and fosters community participation.
“The 2022-23 Volunteer Grants provide organisations with grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to help purchase equipment, provide training, cover fuel costs, as well as background screening checks for their volunteers. They can also be used to promote awareness of volunteering opportunities and adjust policies and procedures to strengthen member safety.” EOIs will be accepted until COB, Friday 23 September 2022. For the EOI application form and the guidelines, please contact Colin Boyce’s office via [email protected].